First Day of Kindergarten

61huh01wfsl-_sy495_bo1204203200_We knew this day was coming.  Nothing could have prepared us for this day.  Much like every other milestone in our daughter’s life, this one was exciting and bittersweet at the same time.  She’s not our little baby girl anymore. Kindergarten is such a big step, and we are all excited.  This summer I’ve tried to make sure we were enjoying our last days together.  She’s going to stay at the school where she went to preschool, so the transition won’t be too hard.  However, we’ve been reading quite a few books this summer in preparation of this big step!  These are some of our favorites:

The Night Before Kindergarten – Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell

Countdown to Kindergarten – Harry Bliss  This one is her favorite on the list.  Over the 51tqciytkrl-_sx386_bo1204203200_summer we read it so many times, each time I assured her it was ok if she didn’t know how to tie her shoes when the first day of school came around.

Kindergarten, Here I Come!D.J. Steinberg, Mark Chambers

The Twelve Days of Kindergarten – Deborah Lee Rose

Planet Kindergarten – Sue Ganz-Schmitt, Shane Prigmore

Kindergarten Diary – Antoinette Portis

Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten51zpt5rmggl-_sy451_bo1204203200_Marc Brown

The Berenstain Bears Go To School – Stan and Jan Berenstain

These books helped ease the transition from pre-school to kindergarten.  She was actually more concerned about who was going to be in her class than anything else.  Because she’s going to the same school that she went to last year, she’s just moving across the hall, and there are a few familiar faces in this new class.  She made it through the first day, and I made it too without any tears.  If you have a little one starting kindergarten this year, or even next year, these books are perfect!

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3 thoughts on “First Day of Kindergarten

  1. Sam says:

    Aw I love this! My daughter is still pretty far from going to school, but I definitely plan to read her some books to help ease her into it 🙂 Such a great idea, and I’m so happy your little one was so brave on this big day!

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